Monday, March 11, 2013

Magic Munch

Lucky Charms Magic Munch

I made some munchies for you. Have you tried Christmas Crunch before? It’s sometimes called Christmas Crack or White Trash. I know, not the nicest names, huh. But, It’s a mighty munchable and very addictive sweet and salty treat coated in white chocolate.

The regular version I’ll usually make uses Corn Chex Cereal in the mix. So, I thought I’d switch it up a little and make it work for St. Patrick’s Day with some Lucky Charms cereal instead.

Lucky Charms cereal

They’re magically delicious, so I’m told.


Salted, dry-roasted peanuts get mixed in.


Along with pretzels, too. Twists or sticks.


M&M’s. These little bursts of chocolate really make the mix even more munchable.

I bought a party size bag of regular M&M’s and just sorted out the greens and yellows to make them pretty for St. Patrick’s Day!


You can mix in as much or as little of each as you like. I used almost equal amounts of each. Two cups or so. And you can switch it up with other favorite add ins, too. Totally customizable. Especially if you aren’t trying to tie in with a theme.


Mix it all up. It’s like cereal soup.

White Candy Coating

Then melt some white candy coating. This kind is the generic brand from Kroger grocery store. It’s one of the main go to candy coatings that I like to use.


Melt it and stir it all together until lightly coated all over.

Magic Munch

As soon as the coating dries, it’s ready.

Munch. Munch. Munch.

I love quick treats.

Pop Rocks

And if you want to add a bit more magic to the mix, try adding in some pop rocks.

Candy Coated

Before the melted coating sets…

Pop Rocks

… sprinkle on top.

You’ll need a good amount to make an impression (I only used two little packs) and the pop rocks will start to fizzle out after being opened for a while and mixed in the munch, but if you eat them the same day, you’ll totally get that fun popping sensation in your mouth.

Makes the magically delicious come to life.

Lucky Charms Magic Munch



  • Lucky Charms cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Green and yellow M&M's
  • Salted dry roasted peanuts
  • White chocolate or white candy coating
  • Pop Rocks (optional)
  • Wax paper


  1. Use as much of each mix in as you like and custom to your tastes. I used about two cups of each.
  2. Stir cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&M's together in a very large bowl.
  3. Tape wax paper down on your counter top.
  4. Melt the candy coating in a microwave safe plastic bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth. Gently pour into bowl and combine with dry ingredients. I used 16 oz and added to the mix in batches until lightly coated all over, but you can coat them as much as you like.
  5. When coated, spread out in a thin layer on wax paper and let dry.
  6. And if you want to mix in pop rocks, drizzle more candy coating over the mix and sprinkle the pop rocks on top and let dry.
  7. Break apart and store in an airtight container or package in individual treat bags to give away.

Lucky Charms Magic Munch

I made a little label you can use if you want to make and give them away.

They are 2.75 inches wide and will fit these 2.5 X 6 X 1 inch treat bags.

Download the pdf, and you can print them out at a larger scale if you want to match other size bags you may have on hand.

Downloadable Lucky Charms Magic Munch Labels


Lux said...

That’s a first and interesting combination. I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks!

March 11, 2013 01:44 AM
Angel said...

WOW, I basically did the same thing with some pretzels the other day. Chocolate makes everything better!

March 11, 2013 01:55 AM
Catarina said...

Oh that sounds good!! Would love to try!! Thank you for the chance.


March 11, 2013 01:57 AM
Rebecca said...

That looks like a great treat to send with my daughter for her potluck right before spring break! The kids would love it!

March 11, 2013 02:04 AM
Sara said...

I haven’t had lucky charms in years but man do I want some now! Thanks for always brightening my day with your creativity- just love your blog to pieces:)

March 11, 2013 02:30 AM
brigette said...

White chocolate coating — can i use candy melts from wilton?

March 11, 2013 02:47 AM
Jamie Kinosian said...

Oh wow I muuust try this. I looooove white chocolate coated popcorn+Cheeroes and this is in that territory.

March 11, 2013 03:12 AM
Diane {Created by Diane} said...

what a FUN treat! My kids would LOVE this on St. Patrick’s Day, that is if I can stand not to eat it all before I put it in bags :)

March 11, 2013 03:15 AM
Morgan said...

I must try this!

March 11, 2013 03:26 AM
Tunie said...

Oh dear…this is definitely a case of ” just because you can, doesn’t mean you should…”!

March 11, 2013 03:49 AM
Jayne said...

Such a cute treat! haha… Love the variety of textures and flavours going into this one.

March 11, 2013 03:54 AM
Winnie said...

Adorable idea! Kids would go nuts for it! I haven’t had Pop Rocks in decades!

March 11, 2013 05:18 AM
Cindy C said...

My neighbors make something like this around Christmas time, it is so good, and addictive!!

March 11, 2013 06:14 AM
The Ninja Baker said...

Thank you for sharing this charming recipe. Lucky Charms are perfect for St Patrick’s Day. And you can never go wrong with pretzels and M & Ms….Who knows? With a bite of Magic Munch I may find golden coins at the end of the rainbow =)

March 11, 2013 06:31 AM
icakepops said...

What a fun little treat to pop in the kids lunchbox on St. Patty’s day!

March 11, 2013 07:00 AM
icakepops said...

What a fun little treat to pop in the kids lunch box on St. Patty’s day!

March 11, 2013 07:04 AM
SheilaB said...

We just bought some Lucky Charms yesterday…AND I saw that they had a few boxes of special edition ones that only have the green charms!! My kids will love this(minus the peanuts for them tho! :(

March 11, 2013 07:17 AM
mindy1 said...

What a cute quick idea for a last minute party invite

March 11, 2013 07:30 AM
Kathlyn said...

Looks yummy! I’ll have to look up your recipe for your version of Christmas Crack. Mine involves saltines, melted butter and brown sugar and a nice thick chocolate topping . . . mmmm, crack! Might have go go make some now!

March 11, 2013 07:31 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

This looks like so much fun to make… and eat!

March 11, 2013 07:41 AM
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking said...

What a great St. Patty’s Day treat Angie!

March 11, 2013 07:48 AM
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

Angie this is the cutest St. Patty’s Day idea!!! Love it!!! xoxo

March 11, 2013 08:18 AM
Aimee said...

Awesome and very versatile..

March 11, 2013 08:20 AM
Jessica said...

Exactly the idea I needed…Have you seen the St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms with only sharmrocks? I have them for my class and this is the perfect treat!

Thank you!

March 11, 2013 08:40 AM
nancy k. said...

Those little bags of treas are adorable. I ight hvae to give them a try. I am constantly looking for that white melting bark I see used in online recipes but with no luck. We don’t have a Krogers in my area so I have to use the melting disks. I laughed when you mentioned sorting M&M’s as I do that all the time to customize various treats…I just made some oatmeal cc cookies with green M&M’s for St Pats day. I should ahve used yellow as well.

March 11, 2013 08:52 AM
Grace said...

Cute! They are adorable. I love when you do these things!! :D

March 11, 2013 09:56 AM
Lantana said...

That looks so good!Finally, something I can make without the oven!!! Although…….I just saw your post on Black Bottom cupcakes……….and I think I have some bananas! But this looks seriously good. and i love lucky charms! The crescent moon marshmallows always seem to taste best. {I know……they are all the same}

March 11, 2013 10:09 AM
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik said...

Adorable – definitely going to do something like this for Easter treats! Love the printable, thanks :)

March 11, 2013 10:51 AM
Not Only Sugar said...


Not Only Sugar

March 11, 2013 11:38 AM
Terri A. said...

I usually include Cheerios in my white trash. Subbing Lucky Charms for St. Patty’s Day would be fun!

March 11, 2013 12:23 PM
jeani said...

these are so cute. i’m going to have to make them for our dinner gathering on the 17th.
Just one note though, the Irish flag is white, green and orange. I know regular bags don’t have white, but I’d pull out the green and orange not yellow. :) (Of course the yellow could represent the gold coins!)

March 11, 2013 12:23 PM
daisy o said...

omgsh.. looks delicious! x

& Pretty Things

March 11, 2013 12:37 PM
Brenda said...

This looks like every little kid’s dream!

March 11, 2013 12:43 PM
Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes said...

Love this so much! Such a simple, sweet gift for St. Pat’s!

March 11, 2013 12:44 PM
Brittany said...

Mm hm. Your adorable and everything you do is Adorable lol

March 11, 2013 01:08 PM
Jennifer @ Licious Food said...

This looks amaze balls and I love Lucky Charms! #WINWIN There is a current Limited Edition Lucky Charms that would be perfect for this.

March 11, 2013 01:23 PM
Allison @ thebakingyear said...

I love this stuff! Around my town, we call it puppy crunch, and it’s so delicious and addictive. I’ve only ever eaten it with chex mix but hearing you talk about it with lucky charms sounds delicious!!! I’m going to have to try that soon :)

March 11, 2013 02:04 PM
Seanna Lea said...

It’s like trail mix for the young at heart. Sounds like terrific fun, though I’m pretty sure that Lucky Charms are right out for me (I’m not so fond of the sweet breakfast cereals). Thankfully there are tons of cereals that would work for this!

March 11, 2013 02:11 PM
Cecily said...

That looks so yummy. I must go get a box of Lucky Charms.

March 11, 2013 02:20 PM
Susana Okada said...

I love your ideas, thank you for sharing!

March 11, 2013 03:26 PM
bree said...

Yum! looks delicious, and the the little treat bags are super cute! I love the pop rocks add in idea. Bakerella, could you make more things like your awesome cupcake brownie burger and sugar cookie fries that you made so long ago? That’s my favorite out of all the things I’ve seen on your blog even though I am a new fan! Just please respond even if you can’t make any thing like it!

March 11, 2013 03:31 PM
Leslie said...

This sounds amazing? Will it keep for a couple of days?

March 11, 2013 04:15 PM
Elizabeth F said...

Looks very sweet. I make a mix every year at Christmas that has these items. Vary the MM color for different holidays.

1 lg box Golden Grahams
1-2 box OHS cereal
1 bag small pretzels(sticks, bows,rings etc)
2 boxes cheese nips
1-2 bags red/green MMs
1 large jar dry roast unsalted peanuts
1 box golden raisins (I leave out)

Makes a huge Tupperware full.

March 11, 2013 05:03 PM
Bakerella said...

Hey guys – thanks so much!!!

brigette – you sure can

Tunie – It’s pretty good and makes so much that it’s great to give out as little treats to lots of people.

Shella B, Jessica, Jennifer – oh, I wish I’d seen those.

mindy1 – yes, completely easy to whip together in just a few minutes.

Kathlyn – hmmm I like the way that sounds.

Miss CandiQuik – I know I wanted to turn around and make some with pastel m&m’s and mini marshmallows for bunny tails.

jeani – yea, I tried it with some orange, but it started looking too halloween. The yellows for gold coins, made it feel more springy.

bree – I’ve made some other sweets that look like food – look for snow cone cupcakes and strawberry milkshake cupcakes on the site. I never know what I’m going to make next, but I try to constantly make something cute.

Leslie – Yes, several. Plenty of munching time.

Elizabeth – that sounds fun. Minus the raisons – I’d have to leave out too.

March 11, 2013 07:11 PM
Sosheil said...

Omigawd! There she goes again – with the totally inventive things that only she knows how to do best! I’m definitely going to make this for the office. I have a container of Fisher Hot and Spicy peanuts that should add some unexpected pizazz to unsuspecting palates – hee-hee!! This is so great – THANKS!!!!!

March 11, 2013 10:19 PM
Courtney said...

This is so clever and magically delicious. Am going to try it myself!

March 12, 2013 01:00 PM
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting said...

What a cute idea! I love it!!

March 12, 2013 03:00 PM
Tiffany said...

Perfect for a classroom treat.

March 12, 2013 09:30 PM
Rebecca King said...

Great ideas. There goes my diet again.

March 13, 2013 08:54 AM
Jenn said...

How many bags does this make?

March 13, 2013 01:50 PM
Caroline@Creative Party Themes said...

What fun! It’s almost magical! The kids will love it. We shared this as a pin. Thanks for posting.

March 13, 2013 02:00 PM
Mariana said...

I made these today! they were/are awesome! I added chocolate cereals (there´s no Lucky charms where I live) and it turned out great! I have now a huge container of the best snack ever! thanks for the great idea

March 13, 2013 09:17 PM
lyndsay said...

super cute… ! and i’m sure the extra magic comes in with the extreme sugar blast!! love the labels, too!

March 13, 2013 10:36 PM
Wenderly said...

Oh yumminess! I bet those Pop Rocks add a fun tickle!

March 14, 2013 01:43 PM
Bellenza Bistro said...

What a fabulous way to make a munchies treat match a St. Patrick’s Day theme!

March 15, 2013 10:41 AM
Bob said...

My daughter will love this as she is crazy for Lucky Charms. St. Patrick’s Day is also my Mom’s birthday so maybe the three of us can make this treat then.
Thank you for such a great idea.

March 16, 2013 12:49 PM
Louise Bateman said...

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day !!!

March 17, 2013 09:11 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Pop Rocks!!! That is so fun! YOU are so fun!!!

Can we do St. Patrick’s Day again this week so I can make this?!?!?

March 19, 2013 09:11 PM
Kelli said...

I tried this out and it was so easy to make and tastes so delish! I just did a post on my blog about it! Thanks so much for sharing, I will surely make this again!

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March 19, 2013 10:23 PM
Lauren Tincher said...


April 22, 2013 07:27 PM
Maxine said...

Lucky charms. I can remember when we use to have them in the UK. The only chance on getting some now is paying for international shipping. I do love the taste though.

July 19, 2013 04:28 AM
Samantha said...

Love these. SOO tasty. x

July 23, 2013 05:59 AM
Grace said...

These are so amazing i love love love them.

August 1, 2013 06:22 AM
Rihanna said...

Amazing idea. x

August 1, 2013 06:41 AM
Sam said...

these are magic indeed. My family would adore these.

August 1, 2013 06:42 AM
Sally Anne said...

Really love this post. Magic!

August 7, 2013 05:21 AM
Bee said...

Wahoo. x

August 21, 2013 04:42 AM
bec said...

wow, that looks good! im not to fond of peanuts, but i love them in desserts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2013 09:24 AM
Peter said...

These do look magical and yummy.

September 11, 2013 05:11 AM
Natalie said...

Cheers Bakerella, I love these!!

September 11, 2013 08:52 AM
Steven said...

Well I’m definitely going to have to try this! That looks amazing! Good call.

October 2, 2013 10:34 PM
Robin said...

Hello…I LOVE this idea! I was looking for fun ideas for my son’s football team for Homecoming week and ran across this! I wanted to switch up the wording on one side of the tag that goes on top to read something like…Good Luck Warriors. Wondering if you have your download in something besides pdf that you could email me quickly…since homecoming week is this NEXT week…yikes! TIA!

October 5, 2013 08:23 AM
Iquo said...

This looks so magically delicious! I need to make this!

October 7, 2013 04:48 AM
Patti said...

I make something similar to this but I have to watch out for peanut and other tree nut allergies so instead of peanuts or other nuts I use Caramel Bits by Kraft. I know, sugar overload, but what sweet treat isn’t?

January 7, 2014 12:51 PM
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July 24, 2014 08:51 AM
Alex said...

Great article for inspiring people. Keep it up!

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July 24, 2014 08:53 AM
monica said...

I will be making this for a school dance/bake sale. The kids should love it! Thank you for including the labels!

March 9, 2016 04:17 PM
Kamiko said...

Hehehe! Leprechaun Poop! I love it! <3

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